Alfred Kreymborg was one of the pioneer advocates of free-verse rhythmical drama.
Manikin and Minikin, first published in 1918, is a rhythmical, pantomimic drama, describing a love-hate relationship between two bisque figures. In this semi-puppet play the automatons, confined in an agonizing paralysis, discuss their predicament in a rhythmical interchange of lines, in the style of a musical duet.
She - K.G. Cross
He - Andy Harrington
Narrator - Amanda Friday
Audio edited by Denis Daly
The text used for this recording is in the public domain.
Funeral March for a Marionette by Charles Gounod
Performed by the Eastern Wind Symphony
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